Hospice is a wonderful benefit......providing care and comfort to those with life limiting illnesses. Too often, hospice is only employed in the last days of life....as the attached article from our friends at Home Healthcare News and study by Yale University shows.
Don't wait for Physicians or other referral sources to change that.....they won't. The people who are empowered to get patients the benefit of hospice care earlier in their diagnosis are the ones reading this blog. YOU are the people who can work with referral sources so they understand the need for an earlier introduction to the benefit. If you don't, are you sure someone else will?